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With the PolARTS project, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is taking a first concrete step in its support of innovative models of production and collaboration between the arts, sciences and technology. Joint work at the interfaces opens up new perspectives and new fields of activity for the participating arts practitioners and researchers and is intended to foster new approaches to our understanding of an ever more complex world.
Innovation in environmentally friendly technologies as measured by international patent applications barely rose in 2019, according to new WIPO figures released for World Intellectual Property Day 2020, prompting a call from WIPO Director General Francis Gurry for a green tech surge to fight climate change.
Climate change still continues and climate impacts are still very visible in the Pacific. A few weeks ago, we had major forest fires in Australia and in other countries. Now we’re battling tropical cyclone Harold which is a result of climate change. This week a new study was released, pointing out that the great barrier reef in Australia suffered one of its most severe bleaching in 5 years.
La Relatora Especial cree que es fundamental pensar más ampliamente en la relación entre la cultura y los derechos culturales, por una parte, y la lucha contra el cambio climático, por otra.
The Special Rapporteur believes it is critical to think more broadly about the relationship between culture and cultural rights on the one hand, and addressing climate change on the other.
In 2017, ACM, together with architectural and cultural heritage experts and social and natural sciences experts, conducted an environmental impact study of the Choijin Lama Temple Museum with financial support from Roger Perry, an Australian citizen, in order to improve the preservation of historical and cultural monuments and prepare for future renovations. The study was submitted to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the National Center for Cultural Heritage in 2018.